CALADESI ISLAND STATE PARK
This crowd free state park near Clearwater, Florida can be found by taking a ferry from Dunedin Causeway to the beach. It has acres of underdeveloped sandy beach with acres of grass flats and mangroves which makes for a fun nature trail.
SANTA ROSA BEACH
At this beach hideaway you can bask in the turquoise waters along these miles of shoreline. It’s a perfect place to paddleboard or take a stroll on the beach.
This park is family friendly with acres of sand dunes, a pristine shoreline and seagrass beds. With little to no crowds, you can go roller skating in the outdoor rink, ride on a carousel or enjoy the gentle ocean waves.
This beach is definitely for the nature lovers as you can see manatees, turtles and bald eagles while walking through this untouched wildlife refuge. With almost non existent traffic you can also visit the restaurants and shops around without the hassle.
This beach is a laid back quiet sandy retreat, perfect for those who want to just lay out with their pet on the sand, have a picnic or enjoy some bird watching. It also houses an archaeological site, a swimming lagoon, grills and a playground.